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  • 15 Highest Paid Coaches by Sport

    15 Highest Paid Coaches by Sport

    Last week, the Toronto Maple Leafs made history when they signed Mike Babcock away from the Detroit Red Wings. The historic 8-year, $50 million contract doesn’t just make him one of the highest paid coaches in the NHL. It makes him one of the highest paid coaches in sports, period. Today, in honor of Mike Babcock’s […]

  • The 10 Biggest Sports Contracts of All Time

    The 10 Biggest Sports Contracts of All Time

    Today we’re counting down the 10 biggest sports contracts of all time, and the reason is this monster Giancarlo Stanton contract. Stanton, of course, is the Marlins’ 25-year-old right fielder who probably would have won the NL MVP award this year if he didn’t miss the last month of the season after getting plunked in the […]

  • The 15 Highest Paid NHL Players of 2014-15

    The 15 Highest Paid NHL Players of 2014-15

    Top hockey players don’t make anything close to what top basketball, football, or baseball players make. That being said, the NHL isn’t exactly the MLS. The salary cap for 2014-15 is a healthy $69 million, while every player in Major League Soccer combined will make just $115.3 million. So when it comes to earning power, […]

  • 40 Richest People in MMA History

    40 Richest People in MMA History

    Remember on Friends when Monica thought her billionaire boyfriend Pete—played by Jon Favreau—was going to propose to her because he said he had something “really big” to tell her, but really he was just going to say he would be competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship? Well, if you do, then you know back in 1997, […]

  • 9 Most Overpaid Coaches in College Football Right Now

    9 Most Overpaid Coaches in College Football Right Now

    This week, USA Today released their annual list of the highest-paid coaches in college football. The results, as always, were interesting. There are 17 coaches making $3 million or more. There are 50 making $2 million or more. And there are only 22 making less than $500,000. So yeah, coaching college football pays pretty well. […]

  • The 13 MLB Teams Paying Over $100K a Day to Injured Players

    The 13 MLB Teams Paying Over $100K a Day to Injured Players

    Injuries have always been a part of baseball. However, astronomical salaries have not. Today’s MLB teams are faced with a decidedly modern problem: flushing tons of cash down the toilet on injured superstars with gigantic contracts. And never has this problem been more apparent than in 2013. Of course, it’s not that the sum the […]

  • 12 Baseball Players Who Got a Lot Richer in 2012

    12 Baseball Players Who Got a Lot Richer in 2012

    In case you hadn’t noticed, 2012 was a pretty good year for elite baseball players. There have been 38 players to sign $100 million contracts in the history of baseball, and 8 of them have done so in the past 12 months. I mean, just think about that. That’s 21% of all $100,000,000 contracts. And […]

  • 15 Craziest NHL Contracts

    15 Craziest NHL Contracts

    Well, the NHL officially locked out the players over the weekend. Now the entire 2012-13 season is in jeopardy, just 7 years removed from the 2004-05 lockout that cost us an entire season. The great irony here, of course, is that the owners are complaining that they aren’t making enough money and demanding pay cuts […]

  • 50 Highest Paid Athletes in the World (2012 Edition)

    50 Highest Paid Athletes in the World (2012 Edition)

    Professional athletes get paid an obscene amount of money to do what they do. Or at least, they do if they’re good, and if they play the right sport. (Sorry, professional indoor lacrosse players.) But in addition to getting paid to play, many of them also get paid to endorse a variety of products and […]

  • The 9 Highest Paid Female Athletes of 2012

    The 9 Highest Paid Female Athletes of 2012

    We just wrapped up an Olympics that some people have called “the Women’s Games” because there were more female athletes with considerably higher profiles than ever before. So obviously, with this increase in notoriety, female athletes are making tons of money these days, right? Well, that depends. Compared to you or me, sure, they’re making […]

  • 11 Best Agents In Pro Sports

    11 Best Agents In Pro Sports

    In today’s world, pro athlete salaries are higher today than they ever have been before. And while the first steps toward $100 million contracts were taken years ago by the player unions that fought for free agency, there’s no doubt that, in recent years, players’ agents have been a driving force in the rise of […]

  • 15 Highest NBA Salaries For The 2011-12 Season

    15 Highest NBA Salaries For The 2011-12 Season

    Now that we’re actually going to have a 2011-12 NBA season, I thought it would be fun to whip up a list of the top player salaries for this year. Why is a list of the NBA’s top salaries so amusing? It has to do with the league’s insanely complicated “soft” salary cap. This system, […]